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Important Information

General guidelines for Incoming International students/postdocs/visiting scholars

After Arriving at IISc

Welcome guide

All the incoming International visitors are requested to report to OIR office as soon as they arrive at IISc campus.

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Registration with Police

All foreigners arriving at the Institute who are likely to stay for more than 180 days in India have to report to Police (Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City, Bangalore) within 14 days from the date of arrival in India (not the date of arrival in Bangalore). You need to bring 6 passport size photos and your passport to OIR Office as soon as you arrive at IISc.

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Identity Card

  • With enhanced security measures, it is essential that you get an Institute identity card upon arrival. You need to bring 2 passport size photos to the OIR Office so that a letter to the Security Officer (requesting for ID card) can be given to you. With this letter, you can meet the Security Officer and obtain the ID card.

Fees (in Rs. per annum)

The following fee is required to be paid at the time of admission for full-time international students:


Ph D

M Tech (Research)

Tuition Fee (Annual)



Gymkhana Fee (Annual)



Other Academic Fees (Annual)



Statutory Deposit (Refundable)*



Library Deposit (Refundable)*



Students Emergency Fund (Annual)






* to be paid in the first year only and subject to change as per Institute' guidelines


Gymkhana Facilities

Access to the gym, swimming pool etc will be provided once you pay the appropriate fees and deposits

Hostel and Mess Facility

Hostel and dining facilities will be provided to you once you pay the appropriate fees and deposits. Apart from your monthly Hostel and mess charges, you are required to pay Rs. 30,000/- towards Hostel & Mess deposit and it will be refunded at the time of leaving the program. You need to go to the Hostel Office for this purpose.


Students are awarded scholarships from the date of their joining. The value of the scholarship per month for students enrolled in  different programs of the institute is given below.

Research Program

Ph D                   –        Rs. 25000/28000

M Tech (Res)     –        Rs. 12400

Scholarships are provided for a maximum period of 2 ½ years in the case of M Tech (Res) and 5 years in the  case of Ph D candidates.

Bank Accounts

It is advisable to open a Savings Bank account with one of the local Banks. Two banks have their branches within campus: State Bank of India and Canara Bank.


For any queries, please contact us at:
Office of International Relations
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012 India.

Phone: + 91 80 2293 2560
Fax: + 91 80 2360 2567